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Admission Free Ranger Programs in Wawona

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In Partnership with the Yosemite Conservancy, The Redwoods In Yosemite is pleased to present the following 2020 Ranger Programs in Wawona.
Ranger-guided interpretive programs can cover a variety of topics, including the park’s geology, human history, wildflowers, trees, astronomy, and bird watching. (And don’t forget to ask about the history of the Park Rangers’ famous hat!) These exciting Yosemite talks & walks are offered in all areas of the Park depending on the season and access. In the Wawona area, the following 2020 schedule applies:

The Evening Ranger Program (1 hour)

Every Tuesday starting on June 16, 2020 through September 1, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

The Park Ranger Nature Program  (2 hours)

Every Saturday starting on June 20, 2020 through September 5, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.


For both programs the meeting spot is at The Redwoods Weddings and Event Center located on 8038 Chilnualna Falls Road in Wawona, Yosemite National Park, California. No reservations are required. Please maintain social distancing and Covid-19 safety practices.


Looking for some more things to do?

You can enjoy Historic Wawona on your own too: The Wawona Museum and History Center, horseback riding at The Big Trees Stables, the Wawona Hotel and Golf Course are closed for summer 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, however the Wagon Train Rides, the hikes to Chilnualna Falls (the second highest vertical fall in Yosemite) the historic swinging bridge and  the pet friendly Wawona Meadow Loop are ready for you to explore! All of our homes are situated on or near the banks of the Wild and Scenic South Fork of the Merced River where you easily spend hours of swimming or fishing (activities are seasonal and weather dependent)! We have many pet friendly cabins! Our Wedding Garden and Event Center are perfect for a small wedding, family reunion or group retreat.

Having an extended stay? Yosemite has plenty to offer and a sample itinerary could include:

A two night minimum stay is required:
Day One – Get to know Wawona! Our Front Desk staff will be happy to assist you with planning your day! Call us at 209-375-6668
Day Two – Pack a picnic lunch and hike the amazing Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias just few miles away. Then go for a ride on the historic Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad (we have discount coupons at the Registration office available to our guests)!
Day Three – Spend the day at Glacier Point! Stop on the way to take two (1/2 mile each way) short hikes to Taft Point (Fissures into Yosemite Valley) and Sentinel Dome (Spectacular 360 degree views).
Day Four – Head into Yosemite Valley (stop at the famous tunnel view and the spectacular Bridalveil Falls on the way) for history, waterfall hiking, dining and shopping and, of course El Capitan, the granite monolith that extend 3,000 feet from base to summit and one of the world’s favorite challenges for rock climbers.
Day Five – Dine out in one of the many restaurants in the Fish Camp, Oakhurst and Mariposa areas or get some water sports fun at Bass Lake.
Day Six – Head up to the high country and picnic in beautiful Tuolumne Meadows or at Tenaya Lake (Weather/Season permitting)!
Day Seven – Enjoy that last cup of coffee or stretch time by the river or on your private deck before you leave Yosemite and The Redwoods. We know that you’ll be back again soon!